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Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Autologous, or "own-tissue", reconstruction transfers tissue from one area of the body to the site of the mastectomy to recreate a breast mound that appears as anatomically and aesthetically normal as possible.


DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

DIEP flap reconstruction restores the breast using skin and fatty tissue from the lower abdomen below the level of the belly button, along with blood vessels from under the abdominal muscles, which effectively results in a "tummy tuck" as well.


Fat Transfer Breast Reconstruction

Fat Transfer, or fat grafting, removes fat from one area of the body and grafts it to the site of the mastectomy to recreate a breast mound. Using a patient's own tissue means there is no risk of the fat graft being rejected by the body.


Implant Based Breast Reconstruction

Implant-based breast reconstruction is a common option among mastectomy patients. Benefits may include a shorter operative time, a shorter hospitalization (if any at all), no additional surgery from a donor site, and faster initial recovery.

Other Breast Reconstruction Flaps

There are three additional "flap" options for breast reconstruction; SIEA (superficial inferior epigastric artery) Flap, S-Gap (superficial gluteal artery perforator) Flap, and Latissimus Dorsi Musculocutaneous Flap. Each of these options uses a flap of tissue from a different part of the body.

Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction

The TRAM, or transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous, flap uses the tissues of the abdomen below the belly button, including part of the stomach muscle.

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